1. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Don't let appearances fool you in the multilayered narrative about loyalty and loss.
2. The Litigators by John Grisham
A burned out attorney joins a down-and-out firm in taking on a pharmaceutical company.
3. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
A love triangle between recent Ivy League graduates.
4. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
A middle-age retiree re-evaluates his mediocre existence.
5. The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
A young boy's sea voyage in the early 1950s from Sri Lanka to England.
6. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
New battles await Percy Jackson as he returns to a Roman half-blood camp.
7. The Affair by Lee Child
Jack Reacher's final days in the army culminate with a death on the tracks shrouded by military bureaucracy and small town corruption.
8. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
The complicated nature of relationships revolving around a gifted college baseball player.
9. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
Two alternating stories, 50 years apart both leading to the American Museum of Natural History.
10. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
After 25 years, high school sweethearts confront painful memories.